FIRST TO FALL: Lismore/Casino players celebrate the wicket of Canterbury Colts’ opening batsman Maulik Patel at Oakes Oval.
FIRST TO FALL: Lismore/Casino players celebrate the wicket of Canterbury Colts’ opening batsman Maulik Patel at Oakes Oval. BRENDEN ALLEN

Kiwis put locals to sword

SOME brilliant fielding that sparked a middle-order collapse by the home team enabled the touring Canterbury (NZ) Colts cricketers to make it two wins from two games at Oakes Oval, Lismore, on Monday night.

Canterbury Colts (242) defeated a Composite Lismore/Casino team (214) following a comfortable win over Ballina in their opening game at Fripp Oval on Sunday.

Lismore/Casino were fairly well placed at 3-144 after 34 overs in their run chase with the Casino Cavaliers’ Sam Irvine batting well. At that stage the locals required about a run a ball with plenty of wickets in hand.

But when Irvine was run out by a direct hit for 68 trying to steal a single to mid-wicket it triggered a period of Lismore/Casino batsmen trudging to and from the crease with little result.

They lost six wickets for just 12 runs including Todd Summers who had batted well for 41.

There were two more run outs in that and a tight spell of medium-pace bowling from Sam Noster (3-
25).

It was soon 9-156 and by then all hope had been lost. Matt Parrish did well towards the end, producing some nice shots in an innings of 39 not out but it was never going to be enough.

Earlier, Canterbury Colts had batted first after winning the toss with Case (56), Abraham (39), Dawson (29), Johnston (27) and Sclater (25) among the runs for the young New Zealanders.
Wade Sweeney (3-39), Jared Seiffert (3-50) and Parrish (2-40) led the Lismore/Casino bowling attack.

The Canterbury Colts will continue down the coast this week, culminating with their main games against the Northern NSW Emu Colts, a one-dayer at South West Rocks and a three-day match at Maitland.


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